Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker returned to practice on Wednesday.
“We’re not going to say, ‘Well, geez, if he can stand up, he can play.’ It’s more of he’ll come out like the rest of these guys do, and (we’ll) see if he has setbacks and how he does when he’s throwing, moving around,” Titans head coach Mike Munchak told Craig Peters of the Titans’ official website. “Those are the things he can start doing now, and it’s just a matter of seeing how he does and where we go from there just like we would with Shonn (Greene) and anyone else.”
The team obviously still hopes Locker is their long-term answer at quarterback, but will like start veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick Sunday when they host the San Francisco 49ers at 4:05 pm EST.
“It’s a long way from (what he did) to playing in a Sunday game,” Munchak told Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com. ”We’re not declaring anything, we’re not saying he’s out, but we’re going forward like Ryan’s starting. But we want to see how fast Jake comes along.”
Locker injured his hip on September 29 in a 38-13 victory over the New York Jets. On the season, Locker is 69-of-111 for 721 yards with six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Fitzpatrick is 41-of-78 for 526 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions.